MIT CSAIL announces “METEOR,” MEnTorEd Opportunities in Research, a new postdoctoral fellowship program featuring in-depth opportunities for mentorship from researchers in both CSAIL and industry. Postdoctoral researchers selected will be awarded a one-year funded appointment (renewable for a second year) and will conduct cutting-edge research at MIT CSAIL on computer science and artificial intelligence topics of their choice. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend seminars and receive training on job applications, as well as participate in group activities with their cohort and the larger lab. There are at least five positions available, and postdoctoral fellows will have CSAIL PI mentors.
Applicants must meet one or more of the following criteria:
- First-generation college students who were the first in their families to graduate from a four-year college or university.
- Member of an ethnic or racial group historically underrepresented in graduate education at MIT (Black/African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or other Native Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latinx)
- A scholar participating in a fellowship or academic support program vetted by MIT (CSAIL will verify an applicant’s status while pursuing a doctoral degree at a U.S. institution)
- Experiences overcoming significant challenges in their path toward graduate school. Examples include but are not limited to...
- Managing a disability
- Being of a gender or orientation identity historically underrepresented in computer science and artificial intelligence
- Veteran status
- Single parent
- Holding DACA status
- Financial hardship as a result of family economic circumstances
Applications are due June 15th. For more details about this program and the application process, please visit the METEOR program website.
MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory pioneers new research in computing that improves the way people work, play, and learn. MIT CSAIL is a driving force behind computing’s increasingly central role in our lives, attracting original thinkers who imagine and build computing technologies that better our world. None of this is possible without the talent of a diverse group of researchers united by their passion for innovation. MIT CSAIL strongly believes that talent and creativity are independent of one’s race, ethnicity, the gender they identify with, their sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability status, family situation, or any other identity. MIT CSAIL also knows that true and shared innovation in computer science and artificial intelligence needs the synergistic perspectives of diverse groups of outstanding people.